CIRAS News: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

  • Creighton University’s Business Conditions Index for Iowa rose to 52.6 in February, up from 52.2 the month before. The Des Moines Register takes this as an optimistic sign (over 50 means an expanding economy), but quotes an economist worrying about the agricultural sector.
  • Despite the aforementioned Ag sector, the 28th Annual Farm Show at the UNI-Dome expects a big crowd, according to the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. It started this morning.
  • The Capital Times, a “progressive voice” in Wisconsin, is quoting a university research paper there as saying manufacturing employees earn an average of $8,100 less in states that have right-to-work laws, “and that right-to-work states have more poverty and fewer college graduates.” There’s a link to the paper embedded next to the article.
  • Business Facilities has an article another study predicting that America will be two million workers short of what it needs over the next decade.

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